Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Forum – Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Live Streamed on Saturday, February 20th – 12-1:30 PM via Zoom

Topic: Small Business & Entrepreneurship

FAQ Sheet with Resources and contacts discussed in the forum: https://www.downtowndearborn.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Copy-of-Sm-Bus-FAQs.docx.pdf

Panelists:
Jeremiah Christopher Belton, Assistant VP, PNC Bank
Fay Beydoun, Executive Director, American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Kenneth L. Harris, Ph.D. – CEO, National Business League
Dr. Kalvin DaRonne Harvell – CIO, Harvell & Associates
Jackie Lovejoy – President, Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce
Portia Powell – Vice President, Leader of Women and Minority Owned Business Initiative, TCF Bank
Laura Sigmon – President & CEO, Best Practices Consulting Services

ABOUT THE DEI Community Forum
Lived experiences of residents in Dearborn and surrounding communities will be shared through four virtual community forums, as well as a dialogue on what’s working, what’s in the works, and possible solutions for what’s not.

The forums will be held on the third Saturday of each month from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on the following topics and dates:

Saturday, February 20 – Small Business & Entrepreneurship- Click to view this information
Saturday, March 20 – Community Safety
Saturday, April 17 – Real Estate Development
Saturday, May 15 – Healthcare, Education and Other Resources
Due to the current status of public events, these community forums will be held virtually.

Please join us for the next forum! For more information go to:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Community Forum

Thank you to our community partners!!!

Al Wissam, https://www.alwissam.com/
A Philip Randolph Institute, http://www.apridetroitdownriver.org/
ASALH Detroit, https://m.facebook.com/DetroitASALH/
BLAC, https://theblac.co/
The Black Caucus Foundation of Michigan, https://michiganblackcaucus.org/
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, https://www.cbtu.org/statechapters.html
CBTU Canton, https://www.facebook.com/CBTUcantonMI/
Dearborn City Hall ArtSpace Collective, https://www.facebook.com/CHALCollective
Dearborn Historical Museum, https://thedhm.com/
Mariners Inn, http://marinersinn.org/
National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs, https://nabwe.org/
Plan B, https://www.planbllc313.com/
Prison Collective Arts Project, https://arts.umich.edu/orgs-projects/prison-creative-arts-project-pcap/
Services to Enhance Potential, https://stepcentral.org/

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